Anna Fedorova

I am a freelance journalist, copywriter and editor with nearly a decade of experience, specialising in finance and investment in the UK and Europe.

Industry bemoans lack of support for green projects in Covid-19 recovery plans

Industry bemoans lack of support for green projects in Covid-19 recovery plans Governments must not allow the Covid-19 crisis to shift their priorities away from climate change mitigation, as experts warn that only a small proportion of fiscal stimulus announced in response to the pandemic can be considered “green” In its Green Weekly Insight report, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) warned that rising debt levels as a result of the coronavirus pandemic could hinder investment in cl

Three-point action plan to take a stand against racism

Three-point action plan to take a stand against racism In a heartfelt speech on YouTube, Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, founder of Redington and spokesman for the #talkaboutblack campaign, issued a call to action for companies and individuals to unite in their effort to eradicate racism and make the world a fairer place Speaking as part of the #talkaboutblack campaign, which brings together asset management professionals to drive change in the industry, Konotey-Ahulu said this is the first time in human

E, S or G: Which drives outperformance?

In a paper entitled Deconstructing ESG Ratings Performance, MSCI has taken a deep dive into the impact of ESG factors on the performance of companies in different sectors The aim of the research was to determine whether the governance factor (the G in ESG) is the most important driver of performance for companies, and whether the weighting of E, S and G factors makes any difference to long-term performance. MSCI’s findings clearly show that while the G in ESG has more impact on companies’ perf

Space exploration as a niche investment sector

For many decades, space has been humanity’s ultimate final frontier. Back in the 1960s space exploration was a key item on the agendas of the world’s most powerful governments. In fact, the US government used to spend up to 4% of its federal budget on advances in rocketry. Since then, however, governments have focused on more immediate challenges here on Earth. Yet the last 10 years have seen a resurgence in this area with a new and powerful player coming on the scene: the successful entrepreneu

Sustainable investments prove, well, sustainable

Sustainable investments are standing up. Throughout the recent market carnage, data from Morningstar shows investment funds targeting companies that care about the environment, society and good governance have outperformed those that don’t. Thus, it seems, sustainable investment is living up to all definitions of the term. Here at New Money, we’ve known for a while that sustainable investments aren’t just about doing the ‘right’ thing: it could also make you more money in the long-run. We saw p

Freelance life during coronavirus: Financial lives less ordinary

For the last few years Martina has been living the freelance life dream, running a successful online translation business remotely while traveling the world and spending lots of time outdoors. Then the coronavirus reared its ugly head. Like other freelancers around the world, Martina is now worried about her prospects as the Covid-19 crisis worsens. With the company registered in Italy, one of the worst-hit countries so far, she is entitled to a meagre €600 one-off handout from the government t

Top 5 ethical stocks & shares ISAs

One of the best and easiest ways to invest your money in accordance with your principles is by opening a Stocks & Shares ISA. An ISA is an Individual Savings Account which allows you to put up to £20,000 into savings every year tax-free. A Stocks & Shares ISA lets you invest this money in active or passive funds, investment trusts, as well as individual bonds and stocks. The tax-free wrapper means you don’t pay any capital gains tax on the money you make from your investments. To open an ISA, y

Saving cash as a digital nomad: Financial lives less ordinary

Like an increasing number of millennials, I recently quit my job, swapped my flat for a van and left the UK to travel around Europe, eventually becoming a so-called digital nomad. My partner and I thought we would only be able to afford this for a year at most. But two years down the line, we are still on the road. Having spent seven years working in London as a financial journalist, I was lucky to be able to take my job freelance and work from anywhere. But the more we travel, the more I learn

Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs): a passive path to invest along

A particularly popular type of exchange-traded product with investors recently has been exchange-trade commodities (ETC), as volatile markets caused a flight to safety – and therefore into gold. In fact, gold has been so popular that its price soared to an eight-year high, touching £1,176 on 30 July, according to online and mobile-app trading platform BullionVault. Over the year to 2 August, gold exchange traded products (ETP) have taken in €6.2bn, according to TrackInsight. At times like these

Don't Give Up on Active Managers Just Yet

You have been redirected here from Hemscott.com as we are merging our websites to provide you with a one-stop shop for all your investment research needs.To search for a security, type the name or ticker in the search box at the top of the page and select from the dropdown results.Registered Hemscott users can log in to Morningstar using the same login details. Similarly, if you are a Hemscott Premium user, you now have a Morningstar Premium account which you can access using the same login deta

What are the Alternatives to Absolute Return Funds?

You have been redirected here from Hemscott.com as we are merging our websites to provide you with a one-stop shop for all your investment research needs.To search for a security, type the name or ticker in the search box at the top of the page and select from the dropdown results.Registered Hemscott users can log in to Morningstar using the same login details. Similarly, if you are a Hemscott Premium user, you now have a Morningstar Premium account which you can access using the same login deta

One in three European equity funds to be focused on ESG by 2030

Analysts predict ESG investing in EU equities will rise by up to €1.1bn by the end of the decade In a paper looking at the future of ESG investing, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) has predicted that assets under management in ESG equity funds based in Europe will rise by €1trn by 2030. Over the past two years, flows into ESG funds have gone up eight-fold, while the number of ESG funds available in the market now surpasses 1,000, a 40-times increase in the past decade. Europe is the...

A year of Extinction Rebellion: Are we any closer to saving the planet?

You may love or hate their tactics, but one thing is for certain: no one can brush off Extinction Rebellion as the fringe movement it started off as just a year ago. XR is now active in some 72 countries, and if you live in London you may well have experienced their “civil disobedience” first hand. And while we hope no readers of our blog could dispute the worthiness of their cause, one key question remains: how much have the rebels achieved with their protests to date? We spoke to some people

Should you be investing in the Russian stock market?

There are not many equity markets in the world that are as unloved as Russia, which is now the cheapest country in the MSCI Emerging Markets index as foreign investors are staying firmly away from its stock market. As of the end of April, the MSCI Russia index traded at a price-to- earnings ratio of 6x and a price-to-book value of 1x, compared to a 12.2x forward p/e ratio for the MSCI Emerging Markets index and 23x for its most expensive constituent, India. Yet investors may be surprised to fi

Managers warned unhedged global bonds could see 'huge losses' if sterling rebounds

The pound had fallen around 16% since the EU referendum in 2016 UK investors have been warned global bond funds that do not hedge their holdings back into sterling are exposing themselves to potential huge losses in the event sterling bounces back from its current lows, with many investment professionals agreeing the currency is undervalued. Having fallen around 16% since the EU referendum in 2016, the pound has been hovering around lows of $1.23 to $1.25 over the last couple of months amid Br
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